Controllable two-stage droplet evaporation method and its nanoparticle self-assembly mechanism.

@article{Xie2013ControllableTD,
  title={Controllable two-stage droplet evaporation method and its nanoparticle self-assembly mechanism.},
  author={Yong Xie and Shengming Guo and Chuanfei Guo and Meng He and Dongxue Chen and Yinglu Ji and Ziyu Chen and Xiaochun Wu and Qian Liu and Sishen Xie},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 21},
  pages={6232-41}
}
Bottom-up self-assembly is able to constitute a variety of structures and has been thought to be a promising way for advanced nanofabrication. Droplet evaporation, as the simplest method, has been used in various self-assemblies. However, the assembled area is not large enough and the order is still not well controlled. Here we show a facile and controllable two-stage droplet evaporation method by adjusting the humidity and temperature of the evaporating droplet. Taking the highly monodispersed… CONTINUE READING
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